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Texas Tops Houston 9-5 - Recap

Texas got a 9-5 victory over Houston on Friday, with Matt Garza earning the victory and helping Rangers moneyline bettors cash out.

The Rangers were a -184 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 8.5.

Texas got 7 innings from Matt Garza, who gave up 4 earned runs on 7 hits, while striking out 8. He earned the victory, while the Rangers got 2 RBIs from Leonys Martin in the win.

Houston got a 6 2/3-inning outing from Erik Bedard in the loss. He gave up 3 earned runs, 2 walks and 7 hits in his time on the mound, while Jose Altuve had 3 hits in the loss for the Astros.

Texas outhit their counterparts 12-9 in the game.

The game was closed out by Neal Cotts who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 2 hits, 0 walks and fanned 2 batters to earn the save.